Category Archives: School Blog

Renfrewshire’s free rewards campaign

If you live or work in Renfrewshire and would like to earn rewards and support local businesses and charities, you are invited to sign up to Renfrewshire Council’s exciting new Not Far? Leave the Car campaign, which is now live and runs until the end of December.

The campaign rewards you, through the free to use BetterPoints app, for engaging in a more active and sustainable lifestyle by choosing to walk, run, wheel, cycle and take public transport more often. Participants earn points for their activities, which they can then use to support local businesses by exchanging points earned for exclusive discounts and offers from retailers within the app.  There will also be a host of other rewards and prizes on offer and participants can also choose to donate their rewards to local charities.

Taking part in the challenge is easy:

  • Download the free BetterPoints app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Register your details, join the ‘Not Far? Leave the Car’ programme and use the BetterPoints app to track your active journeys.
  • Reward points are automatically credited to your account for eligible journeys.

The BetterPoints app has helped thousands of people across the UK and Europe to adopt greener and healthier habits.

To find out more on the Not Far? Leave the Car visit:

Ukraine Appeal

Our children have been asking how we can support people fleeing from Ukraine and we will be collecting donations next week in school.

This letter will be issued to all parents tomorrow via email :

Thank you in advance for your support.

Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme

Children and young people who are 5–21 years old will need a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) to travel for free by bus. Parents or guardians of 5–15 year olds must apply on their behalf. Children under 5 years old already travel for free on commercial bus services and do not need a card.

For information on how you can apply please click HERE.

Recruitment Event

Renfrewshire Council’s Soft Facilities Management Department  has a number of vacancies across schools and care homes in Renfrewshire and will be holding a recruitment event at Park Mains High School, Erskine on Tuesday 15 February 2022. For more information please click HERE.


Homework Questionnaire

Your child will have daily/weekly homework tasks on their google classroom or SeeSaw and we are trying to gather information about how your child accesses their homework. Please complete the following questionnaire by Friday 4th February.

Scan the QR code  or click on the link below.…
Thank you💛🖤

New Menu January 2022

New school meal menus are now live, providing children with some of the food they love while still keeping within the new food and drink in schools legislation.

Thanks to parents and pupil feedback, some favourites returning will be:

  • Chicken poppers
  • Sandwich options
  • Hot dogs
  • Vegetarian sausage rolls

Vegan and vegetarian options will be available, and we will continue to provide medical diets as required.

School meals still need to be balanced to ensure they meet the new food regulations, but children will get their favourites as part of the new menu, just not all the time.

Check for more details.

COVID Isolation Rules

The rules on self-isolation for household contacts has changed.

If you’re identified as a household contact of a positive COVID-19 case, you are advised to self-isolate for 10 days – irrespective of vaccination status, PCR test result and age.

What should I do if my child has COVID 19 symptoms?

It is extremely important that you continue to look out for symptoms of the virus amongst your own family. The most common symptoms are:

  • new, continuous cough
  • fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater)
  • loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste

If your child has symptoms, they should not attend school and you should book them a test straightaway. They should remain at home and everyone in the household should self-isolate until they receive their test results. If the test is negative, everyone can stop isolating (and return to school). 

More information can be found on the parentclub website by clicking HERE .

If you do not have symptoms, you can order rapid lateral flow tests for regular testing at home.

The Scottish Government are encouraging everyone to take regular tests, particularly if you’re socialising or mixing with other households.

Find out how to book LFD and PCR tests by clicking HERE .